What Motherboard Do I Have? Find Out Quickly

What Motherboard Do I Have? Find Out Quickly

There are a few ways to find out what motherboard is on your computer. Find out how in this guide.

You can easily check your computer’s specifications. You can find out what processor or graphics card you have, as well as how much memory you have.

It can be difficult to figure out what kind of motherboard you have. Below you’ll find different ways to do it.

Method 1: Type Commands into the Computer Using a Prompt

You can find out your motherboard’s info with a command prompt if you are know-how.

Follow these steps to find out what motherboard you have:

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Method 1: Use A Command Prompt

The command prompt is probably the best way to find out info about your motherboard if you’re comfortable with it.

Follow these steps to find out what motherboard you have:

1. In the Window search bar, type ‘cmd’. Then press enter.

2. You can type “wmic” baseboard get the product, Manufacturer into your browser to find the company that made the Motherboard.

3. You will see the name of your computer’s manufacturer and the model number of your motherboard.

To make this method work, you must type in the given prompt exactly.

Method 2: Open Your Computer and Check The Motherboard

You can find out what kind of motherboard you have by opening up your computer. Look at the make and model number on the motherboard.

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The following is a list of the most common motherboard manufacturers. There are no names on them, so you need to find them.

  • MSI
  • ASUS (or ASUSTeK)
  • Gigabyte
  • ASRock
  • Biostar
  • EVGA

Look for the logo of the manufacturer or a chipset if you cannot find the model name of the motherboard. A 4-digit code has a letter and three numbers.

The picture of my computer’s motherboard shows that I have a Z370 chipset. If you find a string of four digits that is the same, you have found the motherboard chipset. You might also be able to find the model number.

Method 3: How to Find Your Motherboard Model in Windows with the ‘System Information’ Tool

In some cases, you can find your motherboard model by checking the System Information menu. Here’s how:

1. On the Windows search, type in ‘System Information’.

2. Scroll down on the System Summary tab. You will find “Motherboard Manufacturer” or “BaseBoard Manufacturer”.

3. The information next to ‘Motherboard/BaseBoard Manufacturer’, ‘Motherboard/BaseBoard Model’, and ‘Motherboard/BaseBoard Name’ should give you the information you are looking for.

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This is the easiest way to find out what motherboard you have. You can see the manufacturer and model number.

In the image above, you can see that System Information displays who built my motherboard. But it does not show me the exact model number.

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However, in this picture, Windows will show the model number of your motherboard. So while it might not be perfect, checking your motherboard model in Windows will probably work if you have a newer computer or laptop.

Method 4: Check Your Motherboard With a Third-Party Program

You can also get information about your computer by downloading third-party software. These programs can tell you your computer’s manufacturer and model.

CPU-Z or Speccy can tell you what motherboard is on your computer. The premium version of CPU-Z will tell you the type of motherboard.

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CPU-Z shows you what type of motherboard you have for free.

There’s also a free program called Belarc Advisor that will check your motherboard (among other things).

Once you know what type of motherboard you have, make sure you buy the right parts for it.

You can find out what kind of motherboard your computer has by using this guide. By upgrading your processor or adding more memory, you can then make the best decision.


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